Sunday, 15 June 2014

Dino Ice Eggs!

I have been thinking of ways to keep my girls cool, entertained and educated in the sun.  I thought about doing Ice Marbles but then had a brain wave. 
This was perfect for my 4 and 6 year old...



All you need is:

  • Very small dinosaur figurines
  • A balloon or more if you like
  • Water
  • A Freezer

STEP ONE

You will need two people to do this bit as you will need one person to stretch the opening of the balloon as much as you can and the second person to pop the dinosaur in (it's best if it's the youngest of the helpers is the 'second person').

STEP TWO

Carefully fill the balloon, with your dinosaur now in it, with water.  Not completely full, about the size of a tennis ball.

STEP THREE

Freeze the balloon over night.


Then you are READY to PLAY!
 
Things you can try:
  • Sprinkle salt on them
  • Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda on them and add some vinegar over them to see what happens - you can try adding food colouring to the vinegar
  • Throw them on the floor and break them open
  • Pour water over them, try different temperatures
 
Things that are being learnt:
  • Solids, liquids and gases
  • Reversible changes
  • chemical reactions

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